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The men who made history
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The men who made history

'The 1971 War was a great moment in history,' says Lieutenant General Anand Sarup, who was decorated with the Mahavir Chakra for his valour in the 1971 India-Pakistan War.Nearly 90, he looks back at the men and the moments that forged India's greatest military victory with Rediff.com's Archana Masih.   IMAGE: General S H F J 'Sam' Manekshaw, the chief of army staff, with troops during the 1971 War. Photograph: Kind courtesy The Indian Army Lieutenant General Anand Sarup was awarded the ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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The Kanhaiya Kumar Interview: 'We live so we can defeat fear'

'It used to sound very strange.''That the same child who used to sing Jana Gana Mana the loudest in class, who celebrated August 15 and 26th January with such fervour and who has always nurtured the desire to make India a better nation being called desh drohi.''It was very painful.' 'I was thinking if someone inside the court can be attacked in front of the police, the public, then what will become of the Constitution, the concept of justice, will people decide justice on the streets?' There ...
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'The reality is that the Kashmiri loves the fauj'

"In the army, in my unit mandir, the prayer was led by my wife and me and as you know I am a Muslim. That is what motivated me to write that article (on Nawazuddin). Anywhere you go to in the Indian Army you will find a sarv dharm sthal. If your idea of nationalism is multiculturalism, then you just have to go to the Indian Army. "In the J&K Light Infantry, the MMG gun has been transformed to 'Mandir, Masjid, Gurdwara'.On the day of Eid, if the maulvi is not there, the granthi can ...
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'Not everybody in J&K is an azaadiwallah'

'There is an effort of painting the entire problem as religious one.'That Jammu and Kashmir is the way it is because the valley has radicalised. I would be the first person to accept that there is a greater element of radicalism today than it was 25 years ago, but to suggest the entire valley of Kashmir is radicalised and everything you see on the ground is because radical Islam has suddenly taken over is not true."Omar Abdullah, former J&K chief minister, explains why 'the situation in ...
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'Everyone wants Ambedkar'

'Ambedkar's ideas have their own teeth -- if you don't have an appetite for them, you can't swallow them.' "Everyone wants Ambedkar and everyone has his own Ambedkar -- like a saffron, red or blue Ambedkar. Everyone wants to use Ambedkar's ideology in a selected manner for doing politics." "But Ambedkar's ideas have their own teeth -- if you don't have an appetite for them, you can't swallow them," said Professor Badri Narayan*, a leading voice on Dr B R Ambedkar's legacy, speaking at the ...
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'We should prepare for more surgical strikes'

'We should hit Pakistan, continue to prepare for surgical strikes, continue to punish Pakistani posts in the proximity of the LoC and we should start adopting counter terrorist measures.''That should be India's action without escalating it to a full-fledged war,' Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd) tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com On the current situation on the Line of Control: When the Indian Army lost 18 soldiers in Uri, it became unbearable for the nation. The Government of India was ...
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In death and in life, they chose the Army

When the new batch of women enters the Officers Training Academy in Chennai on September 30 for a 10-month rigorous course to become officers in the Indian Army, it will have among them two women who have already conquered a battle of their own. Rediff.com's Archana Masih speaks to Nidhi Dubey and Swati Mahadik who will join the Indian Army as officers just as their deceased soldier husbands did before them. IMAGE: Nidhi Dubey, left, wife of a deceased jawan, is joining the Officers Training ...
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'US has failed to hold Pakistan's feet to the fire'

'Part of the problem lies in the US failure to stay focused on the goal of convincing Pakistan to crack down on terrorists that attack India.''The US should have reacted more strongly to the release from jail of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi last year and pressured Pakistan over its failure to prosecute the Mumbai attackers.' A former diplomat in the US embassies in India and Pakistan, Lisa Curtis has been an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, senior adviser to the ...
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'Proxy war has to be fought by proxy terrorism'

'An unconventional war cannot be fought by conventional means,' says Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd). IMAGE: Soldiers conduct a search in the aftermath of a fierce gunfight between soldiers and terrorists in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, March 9, 2016. Two terrorists were killed. Photograph: Umar Ganie   "Cross border terrorism cannot be fought successfully by remaining inside your borders. It means you have to increase your area of reach. It doesn't mean that you cross the ...
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'In Kashmir, we're in a tunnel with no light at the end'

IMAGE: An elderly man walks on a deserted street in Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie   'We have made no effort in recent years to build a national opinion on Kashmir amongst political parties.''At least we should speak as one country.''It has been a failure of our foreign policy that we have not been able to convince world opinion that something needs to be done about Pakistan.' "It is good we are trying to create an image for India on the world stage but it hasn't taken us far enough -- ...
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